'Argentine Fritzl' Had 10 Kids With Daughter: Judge

43-year-old woman says she was abused for 30 years
By Kate Seamons,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 25, 2010 2:09 PM CST
43-year-old woman says she was abused for 30 years.   (?Tarter Time Photography)

(Newser) – To add to the list of "Brazilian Fritzl", "Colombian Frizl", and "Aussie Fritzl": an Argentine Fritzl. The Telegraph reports on the case, revealed yesterday, of a 62-year-old man accused of fathering 10 kids with his own daughter. Judge Virgilio Palud spoke with local radio about the man, who was arrested in June for alleged cattle rustling—which prompted his 43-year-old daughter to tell police of the alleged abuse. She says she has been beaten and raped since age 13 at her home 375 miles north of Buenos Aires.

Judge Palud says the woman claims she had 10 children by her father—one of whom died—who are now ages 7 to 27; the eldest apparently knows that his grandfather is also his father. He adds that another daughter of the suspect says she was also raped repeatedly, but fled the family home after having an abortion. The father has been charged with repeated sexual abuse and incest.

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